Report – Thomas Crawhall to unknown – 1 May 1829

Document Type: Report
Date: 1 May 1829
Correspondent: Thomas Crawhall
Recipient: unknown
Archive Source: NRO 2672 Box C105
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[annotated on cover:] May 1829/ Rail Road / Report of Newcastle Rail road from New[cast]le to Carlisle and advantage to the Lead Mines rec[eive]d from Mr Crawhall

The average quantity of Coll. & Mrs Beaumonts lead <c[arrie]d> down to Blaydon is from

Allen Mill      2260 Tons

Allenheads Mill 1180   do

Dukesfield Mill 2760   do

Rookhope Mill   1680   do

Annually	      7880 Tons

The present charge for Carr[ia]ge of Lead from Allen Mill to Newburn is 1s/1d pr. 11 Sto[ne] ps. & 1s/2d for a 12 Sto[ne] ps. which is equal to

   per Ton of 20 Cwts                         0.15. 7

   & for Waterage &c. from Newburn to Blaydon 0. 1. 4

 Carr[ia]ge from Allen Mill to Blaydon       £0.16.11

This Sum upon 2260 Tons Amo[un]ts to      £1911.11. 8	

By the Rail Road

Allen Mill to Haydon 

   5 Miles 2260 Ton @3s pr.Ton        £339

Haydon Bridge to Blaydon pr. Railroad

   24 Miles upon which the Railroad	

   Engineer considers 1 1/4d. pr Ton pr

   Mile ample for Tollage & Leading but 

   say 1 1/2d. pr Ton pr Mile         £339  678. 0. 0  

     saving thereby to Col. & Mrs Beaumont         £1,333.11.8

The present charge for Carr[ia]ge. of Lead from Allenheads Mill to Newburn is 1s./51/2d. pr. a 11 Sto[ne] p. & 1/. pr. 8 Sto[ne] ps. w[hi]ch with Waterage to Blaydon is = pr.Ton of  0c[wt]. 

                                            £1. 2. 4 1/2 

therefore 1180 Tons at £1.2.41/2d Costs £1,317.13. 4

By the Rail Road

Allenhds Mill to Haydon Bridge 

   13 Miles 1180 Tons @9s pr Ton    £531 

Haydon Bridge to Blaydon Pr Railway 

   24 Miles @1 1/2d pr Ton pr Mile  £177   708. 0. 0

     savings thereby to Col. & Mrs Beaumont          609.13. 4

						     Carrd. forwd.   1,943. 5. 0

The rate for Carr[ia]ge of Lead from Dukesf[iel]d Mill) to Blaydon, including Waterage is pr. Ton of 20c[wt]. £0.14.6

Therefore 2760 Tons @ 14s/6d costs	       £2001. 0. 0


By the Rail Road

D[ukes]f[iel]d to Dilston 

   5 Miles 2760 Tons @3/6           £483. .

Dilston to Blaydon by Railway	

   14 Miles @1 1/2d pr Ton pr Mile   241.10. 724.10.



                                [Total savings:]  £3,219.15.

The Rookhope Mill Lead is not taken into this ac[count] being uncertain whether any portion of it will be brought on the line of Railway. Neither does the above shew the extent of saving to Coll. & Mrs Beaumont, which would bear the same proportion on  the Carriage of Goods  upwards to the Mines, Mills &c. as Iron, Timber, Deals &c.  
Exact date not given, so 1st May assumed here. The ‘Mr Crawhall’ responsible is assumed to be Thomas Crawhall, the then chief agent, if only because the calculation covers the lead business as a whole

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467